July 18, 2016
Tomorrow (July 19) from 12 noon to 5PM, the members of the JDA along with their attorney, Andrea Gray, and their CPA, Wayne Tamplin, will meet at Magnolia Hall in Social Circle to hold an Executive Session. This is the second executive session in 3 weeks for JDA to discuss “land acquisition.”
On the agenda is:
Land acquisition can mean buying or selling land. Anyone that has kept up knows that it would be impossible for JDA to buy land because they have no money and just got the 4 counties to start paying on their $1.3M bank loan and their $5.9M GEFA loan. That is unless they float more bonds; then of course, they could buy land.
However, it is most likely they will be selling land, but this time it probably won’t be made public until it is a done deal. No more letting the pesky citizens find out and realize they were going to be taken to the cleaners. Keep your eyes and ears open.
JDA has yet to bring us any tax revenue after giving away 10 years of tax incentives, $1.1BILLION in bonds, and $300M of State and local funding and incentives.
By the way, when is it going to be decided by the 5 lawyers that ALL means ALL and Jasper County gets the money collected by Newton County on JDA property?
And whatever happened to that big meeting between all the JDA members, the BOC members of each county, along with the public to “explain and lay out their plans for the future???”
Be informed! Stay informed!